Sport, cultures, and identities in South Africa

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Nauright, John (1998) Sport, cultures, and identities in South Africa Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd, London. ISBN 0718500725

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Abstract

The meanings attached to sports in South African societies, past and present, are explored in this book, which focuses particularly on the part played by the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history. In the past, only white South Africans could represent "South Africa" in international sport. Now, formerly white-dominated sports have been promoted as unifying forces for a nation in the process of forging a new national identity. The book considers the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and how sport is being used and abused today.

Item Type: Authored book
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V250 African History > V253 Southern African History
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L710 Human and Social Geography by area > L713 Human and Social Geography of Africa
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 14:09
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12081

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